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The Castle 

In an attempt to stop the Kansas City mob, the police decide to use Ed and Peggy as bait. Hanzee betrays the Gerhardts and takes revenge.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
... Peggy Blumquist
... Lou Solverson
... Ed Blumquist
... Floyd Gerhardt
... Hank Larsson
... Betsy Solverson
... Mike Milligan
... Ben Schmidt
... Chief Gibson
... Captain Jeb Cheney
... Ricky G
... Hanzee Dent
... Bear Gerhardt
... Narrator (voice)
... Gale Kitchen


In an attempt to stop the Kansas City mob, the police decide to use Ed and Peggy as bait. Hanzee betrays the Gerhardts and takes revenge.

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Crime | Drama | Thriller





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7 December 2015 (USA)  »

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Episode features a cover of Creedence Clearwater Revival - Run Through The Jungle. The original CCR version was used durning the "Ringer" scene in the Coen brothers (Joel Coen & Ethan Coen) film The Big Lebowski (1998). See more »


When Hank is speaking to the local Captain Cheney, he tells him that he served in the "Great War" in the liberation of France. "The Great War" generally refers to WWI, and the Liberation of France is a term used when speaking about WWII. In 1979, Hank would have needed to be around 80 years old to have served in WWI, and his character is likely in his mid/late 60's as Ted Danson is in real life. Hank would have to be referring to WWII; in an earlier episode he tells Lou a war story that is clearly from WWII, so to call it "The Great War" is erroneous. See more »


[first lines]
Narrator: And so, we come to perhaps the bloodiest chapter in the long and violent history of the Midwest region. And here, I'm speaking of Luverne, Minnesota, 1979 - commonly referred to by laypeople as the Massacre at Sioux Falls. Readers will know that I've chosen to file this case as a Minnesota crime, even though most of the murders took place in North and then South Dakota. But I believe the key to understanding this complex and nuanced crime is to look at the butcher and small-town ...
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References Room 222 (1969) See more »


Run Through the Jungle
Written by John Fogerty
Performed by Britt Daniel (of Spoon)
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Massacre at Motor Motel
31 March 2017 | by See all my reviews

There's something special about 'The Castle' right from its opening; with Martin Freeman returning to narrate the tale in storybook style, it just seems to elevate everything.

And the stakes couldn't be any higher. Everyone and everything converges on a roadside flophouse for an epic shootout. I mean, it is take-no-prisoners, instant resolution. IN the end, an ad-hoc task force of cops and an organized crime family are decimated; chess board wiped clean.


(Still have to leave a few people standing for the finale)

Even as the bodies pile up, there are still unanswered questions; but the twists, turns and big surprises leave their mark well after the credits roll. Everything that makes this show what it is (humor, violence, drama, performances, quirk) are present and accounted for.

And at their very best.


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